Growing Environmental Concerns with Electronic Waste
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Where Does Electronic Waste Come From?
The global market for electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) has increased tremendously in recent years, but product life spans have gotten more shorter. As more of these products end up in landfills and recycling facilities, policymakers face a new challenge. The goal of this study is to present an overview of the e-waste problem and to propose an estimating method for calculating e-waste growth.
As a result, industry and waste management executives are confronting a new dilemma, and regulators are paying close attention to e-Waste, also known as waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). On a worldwide basis, the number of electrical devices is expected to continue to rise, and computers will be employed in ever-increasing quantities in everyday products. More than 3.8 billion electronic devices were sold in the European Union (EU) in 2009, with 265 million computers, 245 million home consumer electronics, and 197 million consumer appliances among them.
Why is Electrical Waste Harmful For the Environment?
Electronic products are prone to containing hazardous compounds, which pose a threat to the environment and human health compared to typical municipal waste. In televisions and computer monitors, for example, dangerous elements such as lead, mercury, and cadmium may be present. Circuit boards frequently contain nickel, beryllium, and zinc. Because of the existence of these compounds, e-waste recycling and disposal has become a major concern.
The vast majority of individuals are ignorant of the possible harmful consequences of fast expanding computer, monitor, and television use. Because of the toxic elements they contain, when these products are disposed of or burnt, they represent a health danger. Electronic products that are not properly disposed of have the potential to harm the environment. Exposure to environmental pollutants is projected to rise as more e-waste is disposed of in landfills, raising the risk of cancer and developmental and neurological diseases.
Effective Electrical Waste Management Strategies
E-waste is insignificant in comparison to overall wastes, accounting for only 2% of the material in landfills. However, it accounts for 70% of all harmful waste. That is why it is governed by so many strigents lawas and to ensure you are effectively disposing of your electrical waste, contact us at IT Recycling. We have all you need and we are fully certified. It is vital that we all work together to stop the spread of e-waste in our landfills and spaces not suitable to house waste, especially e-waste.